Rebecca - Study Guide Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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The pair arrives at Manderley after their honeymoon in Italy and France. The author is painfully shy meeting the staff. She was not raised with money and is not used to a houseful of wait-staff to oversee. Nor is she prepared to manage a house of this size.

She is dressed unfashionable and a little shabby on her arrival. The couple only stopped in London briefly and she did not buy many new clothes. She hears a couple of the servants laugh at her when she trips.

Her first meeting with Mrs. Danvers, the head housekeeper, does not go well. Mrs. Danvers is not very friendly to the author and outwardly shows her contempt. The author assures the woman that she will make no changes as to how the house is being run. The housekeeper shows the author to her room. It has been redecorated at Mr...

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